Gay Pride Parade Diverted From Israeli City's Main Road Over 'Threats, Hurt Religious Feelings'

Police initially agreed to allow the parade to take place on Be'er Sheva's main road, but then rescinded permission after learning of unspecified threats; official denies capitulating to pressure from religious figure.

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Be’er Sheva police say they decided to divert the local gay pride parade from the southern Israeli city's main thoroughfare after learning of serious threats against the event scheduled for Thursday.